Travel Features

Rocky Mountain National Park

rocky-mountain-national-park.During Colorado’s gold “Rush to the Rockies,” Joel Estes was hunting with his son in 1859 when they stumbled across beautiful meadows that eventually became known as Estes Park. His cattle ranch quickly became a favorite stop for tourists, most notably the Englishwoman Isabella Bird, who ascended the 14,259-foot-high Long’s Peak in 1873.

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Crater Lake National Park

crater-lake-national-park-sunsetDeep in the wilderness of the Cascades lays Oregon’s crown jewel, Crater Lake. The Klamath and Modoc Indians have long revered the lake, which they call Giiwas, as a place of power and danger, a sacred site for vision quests and prayers.

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Trekking To Our Nation’s Parks

opening- spread-for-travel-issue“A visit inspires love of country; begets contentment; engenders pride of possession; contains the antidote for national restlessness. It teaches love of nature, of trees and flowers, the rippling brooks, the crystal lakes, the snow-clad mountains peaks, the wild life encountered everywhere amid native surroundings,” wrote Stephen Mather, the first director of the National Park Service. “He is a better citizen with a keener appreciation of the privilege of living here who has toured the national parks.”

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Yellowstone-Grand Teton National Parks

bison-yellowstone-national-parkTravelers seeking solace in the wide open spaces of the American West will discover a wilderness Shangri-La in the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the latter being America’s first national park, established in 1872.

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

roosevelt-national-parkNorth Dakota is nicknamed the Roughrider State after Theodore Roosevelt’s 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry. TR (folks didn’t call him Teddy to his face) loved North Dakota. Tour western North Dakota, and you will understand why TR said if he were given the choice to remember only one aspect of his life, he would want to remember his adventures in Dakota Territory.

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